Katrinka L. Heher M.D., F. A.C.S.
Dr. Heher received her B.A. degree from Harvard University, and her M.D. from
the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed a residency in
Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then
went on to the University of Pennsylvania for a two year ASOPRS approved
fellowship in oculoplastic surgery.
Upon the completion of her training, Dr. Heher joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where she had clinical practices at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Scheie Eye Institute, and the Center for Human Appearance. In 1998, Dr. Heher moved to Boston where she became Director of Oculoplastics at New England Eye Center and Director of the Center for Aesthetic Eyelid and Facial Surgery at the Tufts Medical Center. She continues to maintain both of these positions along with being the head preceptor of the Oculoplastics fellowship at the New England Eye Center and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Heher opened her private practice in 2003 and founded the Devonshire Center for Cosmetic Eyelid and Facial Surgery. Five years later she opened an additional location, the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation at 69 Newbury Street, Boston. More recently, she started a new practice in Naples, Florida.
Dr Heher is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of both the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Heher has published numerous papers and chapters on a breath of subjects within the field of oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Heher is committed to providing the top most level of care. While well accomplished, she is very personable and down to earth. She takes pride in her ability to communicate with patients and she is compassionate about her care. She pays meticulous attention to detail and is committed to achieving the best possible cosmetic results.
Why choose an Oculoplastic surgeon?
Dr. Heher is board certified in Ophthalmology and fellowship trained and certified in oculoplastic surgery by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). ASOPRS requires members to first complete a two year approved fellowship training program then pass a written and oral examination and write a scientific thesis on original research. Only 20 or so surgeons are trained each year and only approximately 700 members worldwide have passed all criteria and become certified.
The Oculoplastic Surgery subspecialty focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive aspects of the eyelids and face, along with disorders of the lacrimal (tearing) system and orbit (the bony cavity surrounding the eye). Oculoplastic surgeons spend the first three years of training in ophthalmology mastering the care of the eye and surrounding tissues, then spend an additional two years concentrating on plastic surgery techniques involving the full face. This combination of training allows oculoplastic surgeons to maximize aesthetic results while always assuring the health and safety of the eyes. Most would agree that the eyes are the center of focus on the face, and no other type of cosmetic surgeon has as much experience in rejuvenating the eyes and surrounding areas.